Yemen

Yemen: A Humanitarian Catastrophe

Chad Anderson | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK
Chad Anderson

The third night of airstrikes was the worst. One I will never forget. I struggled to text my family as I shook like a leaf from head to toe. Waiting out the storm in an internal room, three walls between us and the fighting, I tried to breathe deeply as the entire house shook with each impact.

Yemen: The New Battleground Front in Saudi Arabia and Iran's Cold War

Dilly Hussain | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

For many observers, the Saudi-led campaign against the Houthis is the latest episode in an ongoing wider cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Yemen, many argue, is the latest battleground front - joining Lebanon, Bahrain, Syria and Iraq - where the region's chief power-brokers have been locked in a proxy war for the best part of 20 years.

The Bodies Pile Up in Yemen's Civil War and Saudi Arabia's Bombing Campaign, But Who Is Counting the Casualties?

Jack Serle | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Jack Serle

The challenges stem, in part, from the lack of independent on-the-ground reporting to corroborate the proliferation of videos and tweets. Perhaps paradoxically in the digital age, the fog of war has never been denser.

Yemen's Food Crisis Fuels Instability

Morgan Meaker | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
Morgan Meaker

Politics have eclipsed a growing humanitarian issue: Yemen's food crisis. Over half of Yemenis don't have enough to eat. That's 10.6 million people.

What the Hell is Happening in Yemen?

Nash Riggins | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

The events unfolding in Yemen over the next few days very well may impact the stability of the Middle East for generations to come. And no matter how this plays out, there are going to be a whole lot of losers.

As Westerners Flee Yemen, Saudi Arabia And Egypt Prepare To Arm Tribes

AP | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia armi...

Yemenis Take To The Streets Over Houthis Uprising

AP | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK

Thousands of protesters demonstrated across Yemen on Friday, some supporting the Shiite rebels who seized the capital and others demanding the country...

Foreign Policy Did Not Cause 'Charlie Hebdo' Terrorism, But Must Help Prevent Future Attacks

Richard Howitt | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

As Euro MPs convened for our monthly parliamentary session in France this week, the extraordinary emotional response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack has been shown to have evoked the same reaction across the whole of Europe...

Al-Qaeda Urges 'Lone Wolves' To Attack Easyjet And British Airways

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's English language magazine Inspire has endorsed "lone wolf" attacks on Easyjet and British Airways planes alongside...

When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

'If There Had Not Been A Rescue Attempt He Would Still Be Alive'

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK

The UK-based family of a British-born hostage killed by Islamic militants has said he might still be alive had it not been for an attempted US rescue ...

South African Hostage Killed Alongside Luke Somers In Failed US Rescue Attempt In Yemen

AP | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK

An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, US-led raid to free them from al-Qaida militants in Y...

Al Qaeda Hostage Murdered In Failed US Special Forces Rescue Bid

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK

A British-born photojournalist held hostage in Yemen by al Qaeda was "murdered" in a failed rescue attempt, the US defence secretary has confirmed. ...

Al Qaeda Threaten To Kill British-Born Hostage

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

Al Qaeda has threatened to murder a British-born photographer held hostage by the extremist Islamic group, according to a terrorist monitoring organis...

Surveillance = Killing

Kevin Lo | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
Kevin Lo

Reprieve recently filed a complaint with the UK government regarding BT's role in facilitating surveillance that leads to killing. BT has persistently refused to come clean on its collaboration with intelligence agencies. We can only hope that the UK government can get from BT the answers we deserve.

The Rough and Tumble of the MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

So let me start off today with the patently obvious - with Iraq and Syria!

John Oliver's Segment On American Drone Strikes Is Fascinating, Funny - And Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you know that America recently carried out drone strikes in Waziristan and Yemen? Don't worry if your answer is 'no' - because as John Oliver p...

Remember Us?

Robin Simcox | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Simcox

Al-Qaeda will continue to carry out attacks, fundraise, kidnap Westerners and recruit more followers. Underestimating them is a sure-fire way to ensure that the group gets even stronger - and the threat to our national security gets even higher.

BT Must Come Clean About Possible Drone Strikes Role

Kevin Lo | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK
Kevin Lo

While justice will still seem a long way away for the victims of drone strikes, Q and A sessions like this at least give a glimmer of hope. It is deeply unfortunate that we live in a society where one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world can simply ignore concerns of its involvement in serious human rights abuses.

Yemen to Ban Child Marriage and FGM

Suad Abu-Dayyeh | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Suad Abu-Dayyeh

Yemen is likely to vote on a comprehensive 'Child Rights Act' over the coming months, which would ban both child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Yemenis Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Chad Anderson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Chad Anderson

Hassan's story is not unique. More than 4.5million people, like Hassan, will go to bed hungry tonight in Yemen. Hassan tells me that he cannot afford to eat dinner for at least three to four months out of the year.

Removing Military Bases From Yemen's Cities

Richard Cashman | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Cashman

On Tuesday 6 August, Reuters reported a military helicopter shot down by rebels thought also to have attacked Yemen's primary oil pipeline. Nine military personnel were killed.

Europe's Complicity In 'Illegal' Drone Strikes Must End Now, MEPs Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Europe's politicians have voted by a landslide to propose a ban on US drone strikes that have killed thousands in Yemen and Pakistan, calling the kill...

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

Sex O'Clock: Couples Most Likely To Have Sex At 7:37pm On Saturday Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Goodbye afternoon delight, and hell-ooo Saturday night. According to a recent survey, 7:37pm on a Saturday night is sex o'clock - the magical time...